La Plata County Detention Division Mission:
To provide for the peace and security of the community by maintaining custody of inmates legally committed until release by due process of law.
| Visitation procedures
Beginning on Dec. 5, the procedure for visiting inmates will change to include both onsite and at-home video visitation.
On-site visits to La Plata County Jail, 742 Turner Drive in Durango, are available Tuesday-Saturday
Call (970) 247-1161 Ext. 2 between
8-11 a.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment for the following day.
Adults must bring a government picture ID; Children must bring a birth certificate or Social Security card.
Visit with an inmate any day of the week from any location using your phone, tablet or computer.
To learn more or sign up for a visit, go to Securus Technologies
The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office operates the largest detention facility in Southwest Colorado. The new 118 bed/ 7 cell block addition added in March 2009 brings the total capacity of the facility to 293. Our detention facility is operated by certified and non-certified deputies, civilian support staff, a medical staff , and kitchen staff. The La Plata County Detention Facility is managed by utilizing the principles of the “Direct Supervision Concept” to ensure the inmates’ critical needs are acquired through compliant behavior.
The Detentions Division houses both males and females who have been arrested on misdemeanor and felony charges by all law enforcement agencies in La Plata County, including the Federal Marshals and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. The inmates housed at the facility include pre-trial and/or sentenced inmates to the La Plata County Jail or the Department of Corrections.
The Detentions Division provides the inmates with counseling, drug and alcohol therapy, educational opportunities and inmate worker programs, including Work Release and a Day Reporting Program.
The Detentions Facility is an important and necessary component of the criminal justice system and La Plata County. We strive to maintain a professional environment while maintaining the highest level of security.